HOPE — Schools in the Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. achieved the same letter grades as they did a year ago based on data the Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday.
Hauser Jr./Sr. High School got a combined B for its junior and senior program. The junior high by itself got an A, while Hope Elementary School received its second-straight F.
Superintendent Kathy Griffey said she did not know why the state did not report the high school grade separately. Department of Education officials could not be reached Wednesday for an explanation.
School grades are awarded to elementary schools and middle schools statewide based on ISTEP-Plus calculations. They are awarded to high schools based on End of Course Assessments, graduation rates and college and career readiness.
“I have confidence in our teachers and administrators to deliver strong instructional programs which are aligned to state standards,” Griffey said in an email. “State assessments assist our gaining knowledge and understanding about what needs to be continued and what needs to be changed.”
Griffey said administrators are pleased with the junior- and senior-high grades but are being cautious in their assessment of the elementary school. She said the state grades are just one indicator of achievement among many the district considers.
State law requires the State Board of Education to intervene in a school that has received a failing grade for six-consecutive years.
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